The abbreviated (Seattle to Havre, MT, with no Portland section) eastbound Empire Builder leaves the Rocky Mountains behind and heads for the plains of central and eastern Montana.
After conquering Marias Pass, an on-time Empire Builder rolls east toward East Glacier Park just west of Bison siding on BNSF's Hi Line sub.
The eastbound Empire Builder rounds a curve at Summit, with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
While I am not usually the biggest Amtrak fan, in scenery like this even I will photograph Amtrak trains.
Passengers aboard Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder enjoy the beautiful scenery Glacier Nat'l Park has to offer as the train crosses the Rockies.
Amtrak #50 is seen leading #8 the 'Empire Builder' east leaving the Rockies behind at East Glacier, Montana - 01/09/2009
Amtrak's Empire Builder under big blue Montana skies just before 9 AM traversing Great Northern's Marias Pass.
The Empire Builder is in its home turf of Marias Pass with the beautiful mountians of Glacier National Park in the background.
Amtrak’s Empire Builder No. 8 heads eastbound out of Glacier Park. The beautiful Rockies loom in the background.